Puzzle 1 FEN:
8/7b/6pk/4KPp1/5PPp/5PP1/8/8 w – – 0 1
Details: Bondarenko, Kuznetsov
Puzzle 2 FEN:
8/6q1/6b1/4p2k/8/3n1P2/Q2B2P1/K7 w – – 0 1
Details: Botvinnik, 1925
Puzzle 3 FEN:
7n/7P/8/8/8/7Q/5ppR/K4bkn w – – 0 1
Details: Chekhover, 1937
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Yay I’m early
these are so cool.
What if black moves the knight instead of the bishop on the third puzzle?
Edit: nvm white queen takes the knight and the bishop needs to be moved next
For the last puzzle, what about the knight on h1?
@10:06, white isn't forced to move the bishop. He could move the knight. This doesn't help since the Queen can take the knight, which then forces a bishop move allowing the mate on g2.
I've heard of a king triangulating to lose a tempo, but the way that last problem motivated White's king triangulating is amazing.
If y’all aren’t familiar with the concept of triangulation, it’s a must know for all sorts of endgames
with puzzle 3 i nearly asked why not move the king forward at the end instead of getting the queen for the knight to take; due to the bishop can't take it. but then realized the knight could just put you in check.
10:06 This move forced black into zugzwang position where it had to make the move it doesn't want because any move it make will lead to checkmate in next move
What about r×h1
The third one is not checkmate as the bishop can capture the queen. If rook captures king can capture as it is not protected. Please change the bishop to another white square like d1 and leave the original square f1 empty.
these are very good puzzlesl
The last puzzle is super fascinated!
I really enjoy this video!
2:54 What if king go to f6 instead of Kf4? Its not mate. King can escape.
"king goes here here here and there and here here here and checkmate"
2:25 Black king can move his pawn and it is chek, then move his knight to b4 and it is chek and next move he takes queen and white lost
At the end, you don’t have to sacrifice your pawn to take the knight
You can move the king BEHIND the knight on the White square to force the knight to rather go away, losing one tempo once again, and then repositionning our king to threaten the knight while protecting our pawn
bro in second puzzle if black play pawn to e5 after bishop to h6 then white will lose
white – 100,000,000,000+
black – 0
tempo is an avatar of the odd/even concept
9:08 What if the black knight moves to F7 rather than G6? Then the king can't go to D6. I guess D4->E5 will accomplish the same thing, just in a more circuitous route. Heh, the one shown at 10:25. 🙂
Why doesn't the pawn eats queen?
puzzle 3 alternative name -🤣King's journey to slay the knight
For the last puzzle,kg7 nf7 kg8 nh6 kf8 nf7 kg7 nh8 kh8. Doesn't this takes the knight without losing a pawn?
In the third puzzle why can’t rook take the knight for checkmate
Moral of the story: Missing a beat isn't always bad when it comes to tempos
Knights cannot triangulate. Great puzzle.
Pawns always go forwards, though, including the white ones 🤣
2:55 What if black king goes back to h4?
Why can the black just move the other knight?
jokes on you i somehow got all of them right
For puzzle 3 why no king B1
10:06 can somebody explain why can't we move the knight instead of the bishop in this position?
9:36 What if the black knight moves to F4 instead of H8
That was awesome but also kinda depressing cause I couldn’t find it for the life of me
Thank you for this great puzzle. 01:07 Despite it is longer, I prefer 2. fxg5+ Kh7, 3. fxg6+ Kh8, 4. g7+ Kh7, 5. g6+ Kh6, 6. g5+ Kh5, 7. g4#…. with quadrupled g pawns.
6:50 not Bc4+. Black plays better Nf4+ and N:h3 🙂
Why the rook can't take the knight in puzzle 3
why he cant move the right pawn and kill the queen?
9:44 king g8 also works but longer
9:14 this move is badly explained. King c5-d6 could be prevented if knight move corectly. The only square that is blocked every 2cd move is e5. And this is the only position you can pass this knight.
why not rook to H1?
Puzzle 2 the King Could have escaped but it would mean he would lose a queen
I think puzzle 2 was the first one I got right… your vids are working! 😅
7:01 kd5 is safe, because of if black want to chek with bishop he will lose it, and the white will be able to checkmate easier
Puzzle 3 why is Rook to H1 checkmate not allowed as white's first move? You keep saying the rook is stuck….yet it is not.
what if black pushed the pawn instead attack the queen on the third puzzle?